some life-altering music I came across over the past couple of months

  • Ibrahim Maalouf “Sensuality” (from the album Wind)
  • Vladimir Ovchinikov’s 1991 recording of Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux (particularly Op. 33 No. 8 and Op. 39 No. 2)
  • Esperanza Spalding’s “I Know You Know”
  • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s recording of “Up From the Skies” (originally by Jimi Hendrix)
  • Rosalyn Tureck’s Bach recordings
  • Dawn of Midi’s album Dysnomia
  • Kimbra’s 2014 album The Golden Echo
berlinphil:

Concert scenes
Photos: Markus Weidmann and Chris Christodoulo (Sir Henry) berlinphil:

Concert scenes
Photos: Markus Weidmann and Chris Christodoulo (Sir Henry) berlinphil:

Concert scenes
Photos: Markus Weidmann and Chris Christodoulo (Sir Henry)

berlinphil:

Concert scenes

Photos: Markus Weidmann and Chris Christodoulo (Sir Henry)

Following the amazingly talented performer and composer Ólafur Arnalds on Spotify has certainly been one of the better decisions of my life

Following the amazingly talented performer and composer Ólafur Arnalds on Spotify has certainly been one of the better decisions of my life

back-to-bassics:

paytothetato:

do you ever listen to professional musicians and hate yourself

Do you mean:
all the time

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spending my Friday evening with a bowl of blueberries, some Greek yogurt, and a Glenn Gould documentary.

piccolo-diddles:

The Triangle Dilemma: Music Edition

And then some days it’s like “Pick 0 or GTFO”

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epicconductingphotos:

MAMBO!!!

my life, basically epicconductingphotos:

MAMBO!!!

my life, basically epicconductingphotos:

MAMBO!!!

my life, basically epicconductingphotos:

MAMBO!!!

my life, basically

Transcribing a Mongolian folk tune for my friend.

“There is no end to the details one could strive for, but… the desire for perfection could also be a deadly weakness. Living comfortably in that paradox, without even knowing it, is part of being a musician. There’s a labyrinth of voices inside your head, a counterpoint of self-awareness and the remembered sayings of your guides and mentors, who don’t always agree. Sometimes you wish you could go back and ask your teachers again to guide you; but up there onstage, exactly where they always wanted you to be, you must simply find your way. They have given all the help they can; the only person who can solve the labyrinth of yourself is you.”
— Jeremy Denk, pianist

topherchris:

A Guitar Center opened in Times Square

Music is over.

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*my sense of hearing is over

“Sebastian Bach, as a rule, does not indicate tempo at all, which in a purely musical sense is perhaps best. He may have said to himself: whoever does not understand my themes and figures, and does not feel their character and expression, will not be much the wiser for an Italian indication of tempo.”
Richard Wagner
Über das Dirigieren (On Conducting)

cantuscycneus:

Paul Rockett. Glenn Gould’s hands. 1956

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Clarika - “Bien Mérité” (Piano/Vocal Cover)

My first French-language cover! + recorded in Shanghai. Such international